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Gist Healthcare Daily is a health policy and business news podcast. Each weekday morning, we will release episodes to help you get caught up on the latest headlines in less than 10 minutes. We will bring you news, context, and commentary from our team and other industry experts.

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Alexandra Olgin leads production of Gist Healthcare's podcast and supports production of the Weekly Gist. A former public radio healthcare reporter, she helps Gist launch new ways of telling stories and bring insights to members and a broader audience.

Prior to joining Gist, Alexandra spent six years working at public radio stations in Charlotte, Charleston and Phoenix. She covered regional and national healthcare business and policy stories and could be heard on national NPR programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.

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To build patient loyalty health systems turn to personalized outreach

To build patient loyalty health systems turn to personalized outreach

Traditional health systems are facing an increasingly competitive market, as retailers, payers, and telehealth providers are getting deeper into the care delivery business. Newport News, VA-based Riverside Health System is using patient outreach and care navigation platform Upfront Healthcare to build consumer loyalty and drive patients back to the health system for missed care. 

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Remedy bridges the “last mile” of virtual care delivery

Remedy bridges the “last mile” of virtual care delivery

Founder and CEO of Remedy Dr. Jeremy Gabrysch said the immediate care and telemedicine startup was well-positioned to deliver care in the wake of COVID-19, providing care digitally or in patients’ homes.  

This episode is a rerun and was initially published in May. 

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Dr. Fernandopulle: “We need to organize around the patient, not the type of visit”

Dr. Fernandopulle: “We need to organize around the patient, not the type of visit”

Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, co-founder and CEO of the value-based primary care organization Iora Health discusses how COVID led practices to reorganize around the patient, instead of the physical office.

This episode is a rerun and was initially published in September.   

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Online clinicals leave nursing students feeling unprepared to enter the workforce

Online clinicals leave nursing students feeling unprepared to enter the workforce

Hands-on clinical experience is a key part of training for nurses. But the pandemic has led many facilities to halt in-person clinical rotations to preserve medical supplies and ensure student and patient safety. Howard University nursing students say the lack of in-person training is leaving them feeling unprepared to enter the workforce. 

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

We have data at our fingertips to figure out the best restaurant or when our takeout will be delivered, but as Dr. Daniel Stein says we don’t have nearly as much information about where to get surgery. Stein founded Embold Health to fix that and he discusses how the company uses data to help big companies send their employees to the best local providers. 

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

Torben Nielsen, CEO of Zoom+Care, talks about how the urgent care chain with clinics in Oregon and Washington has handled the explosive growth of virtual care during the COVID pandemic. Nielsen says it’s caused Zoom+Care to rethink whether opening more physical clinics is necessary to serve more patients, or whether telemedicine opens up a new path to growth.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Medicaid work requirements are under scrutiny in the courts. A judge blocks a controversial immigration rule days before it takes effect. As Medicare open enrollment starts, Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz explains how CVS is making a big play in that market. 

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